FAIR OAKS — Playing with just one sub was no problem for the Davis High girls lacrosse team on Tuesday at Bella Vista.
The Blue Devils used an unselfish brand of offense to beat down the Broncos, 16-1, on a wet and slippery field.
“We played really well, finding great connections through midfield and finishing well on attack,” explained DHS coach Jenn Morris. “More than half of the goals were assisted, which really showed we were looking for each other on attack. That’s what we have been working towards, and this was a great game to get some confidence in each other.
“We know we can score off the drive, now we can score off the pass. This will increase our opportunities as we get into more challenging games.”
The biggest recipient of the Devil passing attack was junior Sarah Bloise, who scored seven goals to go with one assist.
The Davis freshman crew also came up big as Nicole Pugh (two goals, one assist), Camille Renaud (two goals, one assist) and Darby Maguire (one goal, one assist) made huge contributions.
Single tallies came from seniors Emmanuelle Cordier (one assist) and Lydia Gegan as well as junior Ellie Meinert. Jamie Bautista, another 11th-grader added an assist.
On the other end of the field, strong defense led to a light night for Blue Devil goalie Ally Weir, who allowed just one goal and needed to make just one save.
“We were patient and limited our fouls, that didn’t allow them much chance to shoot,” said Morris, whose team is off until a Tuesday game at Casa Roble.